Condoms for Tots?

MyWay.com: Mass. school district under fire for condom policy

Of course it’s Mass, but a school district has decided to hand out condoms to all students, right down to kindergarten.  You have to admit, the logic is pretty impeccable:

Provincetown School Board Chairman Peter Grosso says because there is no set age when sexual activity starts, the committee decided not to set an age for condom availability.

But don’t worry, folks, they have a policy in place:

Under the policy, any student requesting a condom from a school nurse must first receive counseling, which includes information on abstinence. The policy does not require the school to contact parents.

So when I posted this on my Facebook Page a commenter quickly pointed out that handing out condoms to little kids would be dangerous (on top of stupid and evil) because the condoms wouldn’t fit and therefore wouldn’t actually offer any protection.  I responded not to worry: the government would soon create kid-sized condoms to make sure everyone stays safe.  I thought I was being sarcastic, but it turns out the Europe is ahead of the curve with the Hotshot: a smaller-sized condom for 12-14 year olds made by the government of Switzerland.  (I’m not including a link, but you can find plenty of articles if you Google around a bit.)

Following the outcry after the article was posted to Drudge, the school committee is going to “revisit” the issue.  He sounds really sincere:

Peter Grosso tells The Boston Globe he thinks it is a “great” policy but that the Provincetown committee would reconsider after the policy was assailed by many parents—and the governor.

Make no mistake: even if this particular rule in this particular town gets beaten back they will be back.  American progressives want nothing better than to follow Western Europe right over the cliff of financial and moral ruin.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Why not diaphragms, spermicidal foams, and RU486 pills also?

  2. Michelle Zhang says:

    You’re welcome.

  3. Gail B. says:

    I don’t know about y’all, but the idea of issuing condoms for any child before (s)he reaches maturity just turns my stomach. It’s like saying it’s okay to violate a child!

  4. Dee says:

    They could always make water balloons out of them if they are too big!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Maybe they could marry first, there in kindergarten. Oh, but THAT would not be allowed, as THAT makes no sense.

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